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Suppose you took a butterfly
and wrapped it up in lace,
or pinned its little body
behind glass, within a case.

Suppose you caught a rainbow
and sealed it in a jar,
or found the largest net
and trapped a shooting star.

Suppose you plucked from the earth
one hundred little sprouts
to clear the yard and garden,
ignoring their silent shouts.

Suppose you stole the thunder
and the lightning's bloodshot eyes,
or pretended to pick the flowers,
not hearing their wistful sighs.

Suppose you did all these things,
and thought nothing of them,
Suppose it took you many years
to realize you should love them.

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Hazelfire87 said...
today at 4:43 pm
The rhythm and creativity in your piece is truly awe-inspiring! I just added it to my favorites. 5/5
 
DillieThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1 at 4:41 pm
I love this so much! <3 
 
KenyaLove41This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 6:01 pm
I absolutely love this. Gorgoues writing, keep it up.(:
 
TheBlackCrow901 said...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm
I really enjoy this peice. Of all I have read on TeenInk this must be one of my favorites.
 
ChrisJThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm
This is really great, you have such an imaginative, creative mind. Good job and please read some of my free verse poems!
 
zacklhughes said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 2:43 am
This is amazing. i love the simple rhyme scheme. it makes it so strong.
 
Jerzchik said...
Jun. 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm
I really like this.
 
Betty Cooper said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 10:24 am

Oh my god. WOW.

Man, I don't know what to say.....I'm speechless!!:)

You are coming back to facebook RIGHT NOW. Do you hear me?? I said NOW.

 
OriginalCarbonation said...
Jan. 4, 2011 at 12:18 am
amazing. sooo amazing. keep writing
 
LiviRose93 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm
Well i think this is a beautiful peace(: and writing outside if great because it really pulls in true aspects of life. And a tip for your writing though is dont look down at things look through the camera as if your there. Otherwise well done
 
billkaulitzlvr21 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm
this is amazing i absolutely love this! :)
 
ChristineK said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 11:10 am
this is wonderful. i wish i could write as well as this...
 
Ituneu1230 said...
Sept. 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm
This is so Pretty
 
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